Start – Nick Foles, QB, Eagles
With Michael Vick out again this week, Foles remains the man for the Eagles. Last week Foles turned in an impressive four-touchdown performance while not committing a turnover, and this week he takes on a Cowboys defense that allowed the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks in the NFL. This might be Foles’ final week before Vick returns, so he’ll want to go out with a bang. Start with confidence.
Sit – Colin Kaepernick, QB, 49ers
Kaepernick has struggled to live up to preseason hype, under-performing thus far in 2013. This week he heads to Tennessee to take on a Titans defense that has been the fourth-stingiest to opposing quarterbacks this season, holding three different QBs to single-digit fantasy points. San Francisco will try to establish the run game as that is the Titans’ weakness. Look for another ho-hum fantasy day from Kaep.
Start – Joseph Randle, RB, Cowboys
DeMarco Murray will likely miss Week 7 with an MCL sprain, leaving Randle as the only remaining candidate beside Philip Tanner to assume starting duties for Dallas. It appears Randle is next in line for carries, as he got 11 of them to Tanner’s one after Murray went down last week. His 1.5 yards per carry were dismal, but his one touchdown was encouraging. Randle has sleeper potential this week versus Philly.
Sit – Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Cardinals
I sat Fitz last week also, and he only went out and posted season highs in yards and receptions. In an act of defiance, I’m sitting him again. This week the veteran faces Seattle’s Legion of Boom on Thursday night football. Coming off a short week in a hard-fought divisional battle on the road, Arizona will be back home against a vicious Seattle secondary. Richard Sherman will be draped over Fitz all night in Glendale, and I don’t see big numbers being posted this week.
Start – Chargers Defense/Special teams
San Diego’s unit hasn’t exactly been an intimidating group this season, as it had -6 total fantasy points after the first three weeks. Since then they have been mediocre at best, but after shutting down Andrew Luck and the Colts last week, they could put up big numbers this week against the Jags. Outside of last week’s matchup against Denver, opposing defenses have feasted on Jacksonville’s offensive woes. San Diego will do the same in this one.